Where is your ideal place to raise a family?
The country or small town
The suburbs, so we can have a big house and yard
In a city, in a residential area
In a big city, in a highly-walkable area
How old are you?
40 or older
Between 30-40 years old
Between 20-30 years old
Under 20 years old
How important is it to you to have at least one baby from each gender?
Not that important
Do you think children are expensive?
Yes, I worry about how we’re going to pay for college
Yes, but I'm willing to budget
Yes, but they're worth it
Not compared to other things people spend money on
What’s your favorite part about being a mom?
Imagining our relationship when they are adults
Treating them to one-on-one time
Playing with my kids
Taking care of babies
In high school, you were voted:
Most likely to succeed
What's the largest car you are willing to drive?
A small sedan
A large SUV
When you see a big family with six kids at the mall, you:
Wonder if the parents are slightly insane
Think it looks like a lot of fun, but a bit too much
Go green with envy
You think only children are generally:
Polite, mature, and worldly
Spoiled and selfish
Ok, but would benefit from a sibling
How important are time alone and discretionary income to you?
You'll Have One Kid
You're likely to be the loving mom of an only child. You might be a bit older, with a career and ambitions that go beyond "just being a mom." There are a lot of important things you want to do with your life, and having a child is but one of those. Plus, you're excited to take a child on interesting trips and introduce him to a world that you wouldn't have the time or money to explore if you had even one more.
You'll Have Two Kids
You’ll be the loving mom of two kids. In your mind, two is the perfect number: it means siblings, a balancing of you and your partner, and it seems fun and manageable without being chaotic. You see two kids as a relatively affordable option that doesn’t require too much quality-of-life sacrifice You’re hoping to have one child of each gender, so you can experience raising both, but you’re not interested in trying for a third if that doesn’t work out.
You'll Have Three Kids
You have three little ones in your future. Ideally, not all three kids will be of the same gender, but you’ll be fine if that’s the case: you love being around kids and the lively atmosphere they incite. But you'd also like to retain a bit of yourself; you don't want to just be taking care of kids for the next 30 years. You see three as perfect for the family dynamic--the ratio of kids to parents--and you can’t wait to see them grow up and support each other.
You'll Have Four or More Kids
You’ll have four or more kids. Family is of the utmost importance to you--in your mind, that’s the point of it all. You likely live in a small town, rural area or the suburbs, where you have the space to let your kids run and play. Barely-controlled chaos doesn’t bother you; in fact, the mess and noise of little ones is almost a source of pride. Although you don’t have much time or extra money for yourself, it doesn’t matter because you have your kids.